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Treatment of Spinal Cord Malignant Tumor

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Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
 from  461
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
 from  8697
Neurological rehabilitation Phase C
 from  540

Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur

10/10
location_onGermany, Koblenz

Department of Spinal Surgery

The Catholic Clinic Koblenz-Montabaur positions itself as a modern medical facility, which provides high-quality diagnostics and treatment in accordance with the international standards. The medical complex is the Academic Hospital of the University Hospital Mainz, which gives patients the opportunity to have access to the most
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1828
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
22749

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10
location_onGermany, Berlin

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the authoritative Focus magazine, the Charite University Hospital Berlin occupies the first place in the rating of the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the largest and leading university medical complexes in Europe. The hospital in Germany provides modern diagnostics and treatment of patients, a
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
2421
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
33982

University Hospital Freiburg

9.7/10
location_onGermany, Freibung

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Freiburg is famous for its rich history and is one of the oldest and most prestigious medical facilities in Germany (one of the three best medical institutions in the country). The hospital was based on the Faculty of Medicine of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, which celebrated its 550th anniver
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
2039
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
25349

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10
location_onGermany, Frankfurt am Main

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the reputable Focus magazine, the University Hospital Frankfurt am Main ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital was founded in 1914 and today is a well-known German medical facility, which combines rich traditions and scientific innovations. A medical team of more than 6,500 employees cares about
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1813
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
22599

University Hospital Erlangen

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Erlangen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Erlangen ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital is one of the leading medical facilities in Bavaria and offers the highest level of medical care, which is characterized by the close intertwining of clinical activities with research and training of medi
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1974
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
24070

University Hospital Ulm

8.7/10
location_onGermany, Ulm

Department of Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Ulm started its activities 35 years ago and during this time it has become one of the most prestigious medical institutions in Europe. The hospital is famous for its numerous discoveries and the world-class achievements in medicine and pharmaceuticals. The medical facility has 29 specialized departments a
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1874
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
24031

University Hospital Würzburg

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Würzburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics

According to the Focus magazine in 2019, the University Hospital Würzburg ranks among the top national German hospitals! The hospital is one of the oldest medical facilities in Germany. The centuries-old traditions of first-class treatment are combined with the very latest achievements of modern evidence-based medicine and
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1811
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
22623

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden

9.1/10
location_onGermany, Dresden

Department for Adult and Pediatric Orthopedics, Trauma Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden is among the top three hospitals in Germany! The hospital is the embodiment of the standards of modern high-quality medicine. Since the hospital positions itself as a maximum care medical facility, it represents all medical fields. The
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
2262
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
29790

University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Hamburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf ranks among the top ten hospitals in Germany! Since its foundation in 1889, the hospital has taken a leading position in the European medical arena and still occupies it until today. A highly competent medical team of more than 11,000 employees takes care
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
2133
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
2307
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
30125

University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Muenster

Department of General Orthopedics and Orthopedic Oncology

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital Muenster ranks among the top German hospitals! The hospital belongs to the most prestigious medical institutions in Germany. The hospital is distinguished by a high professionalism of its doctors, state-of-the-art technological equipment and the availability of the most ad
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1902
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
25938

University Hospital Jena

8.9/10
location_onGermany, Jena

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Jena regularly ranks among the top German medical facilities! The hospital has positioned itself as a multidisciplinary medical facility with a long history of more than 200 years. Since its foundation, the hospital has been constantly developing and modernizin
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1953
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
25472

University Hospital Marburg UKGM

8.6/10
location_onGermany, Marburg

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

The University Hospital Marburg UKGM offers patients modern diagnostics and comprehensive therapy at the international level. As a maximum care hospital, the medical facility specializes in all fields of modern medicine ranging from ophthalmology to traumatology and dentistry. The main areas of specialization of the hospital are
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1741
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
21307

University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich

9.8/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious FOCUS magazine, the University Hospital Rechts der Isar Munich ranks among the Germany's top medical institutions! Founded in 1834, the hospital combines long traditions and the very latest achievements of modern medicine. The medical facility includes 33 specialized departments, 20 interdiscipli
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
2047
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
25659

University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

10/10
location_onGermany, Munich

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the Focus magazine, the University Hospital of Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is regularly ranked among the best medical institutions in Germany! The hospital is the largest multidisciplinary medical facility, as well as a leading research and training center in Germany and Europe. The hospital is proud of i
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1883
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
25717

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10
location_onGermany, Halle

Department of Orthopedics, Trauma and Reconstructive Surgery

According to the prestigious Focus magazine, the University Hospital Halle (Saale) ranks among the top German medical facilities! The history of the hospital has more than 300 years, and during this time it managed to earn an excellent reputation not only in Germany, but throughout the world. The hospital positions itself as a s
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1801
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
23010

University Hospital Tuebingen

9.2/10
location_onGermany, Tuebingen

Department of Adult and Pediatric Neurosurgery

According to the prestigious medical publication Focus, the University Hospital Tuebingen ranks among the top five German hospitals! The hospital was founded in 1805, therefore it is proud of its long history, unique experience, and outstanding achievements in the field of medical care, as well as research and teaching activitie
Diagnostic tests for spinal cord malignant tumor
1948
Surgical treatment: microsurgical removal of spinal cord malignant tumor
24450
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About the disease

A spinal tumor is a malignant formation that develops in the spinal cord or bones surrounding it. There are two types of spinal tumor: intramedullary and extramedullary.

Intramedullary tumors develop in the cells that are located inside the spine, while extramedullary tumors develop in the cells that surround the spinal cord. Spinal tumors can also develop in the vertebrae, which make up the back bone. In this case, the condition is called a vertebral tumor.

Symptoms 

  • Pain in the back
  • Development of a lump or other abnormal growths
  • Decrease of sensitivity in the limbs
  • Nerve damage
  • Problems walking, falling down suddenly
  • Loss of bowel function
  • Weakness
  • Loss of muscle strength
  • Stiffness in the spine

Although the cause of spinal tumors is still unknown, it is believed that a genetic predisposition plays the leading role in the development of this disease. Some inherited diseases, such as Hippel-Lindau syndrome, can also contribute to the development of a spinal tumor. A disorder of the immune system is also a risk factor.

According to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, it is quite rare to develop a spinal tumor, with 1 out of 140 men and 1 out of 180 women developing it during their lifetime. In the USA alone, almost 24,000 cases of this disease were recorded in 2016.

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination, the doctor will determine your muscle strength, see if you have any abnormal spine curvatures and evaluate your reflexes. The doctor will also ask you to walk for a short period of time to see if you have an impaired gait, which is usually an indicator of a spinal cord tumor. 
  • Neurological tests can find out whether nerve endings in the spinal cord function properly and are sending the right signals to the brain. Such tests will also evaluate your motor skills and memory.
  • An MRI and CT scan can produce precise images of your spine, which will determine the location of the tumor and the extent of its growth.
  • A biopsy can determine whether the tumor is benign or malignant.

Treatment

  • Surgical removal of the tumor is the best treatment option, as this condition cannot be resolved by conservative treatment alone. Surgeons will usually prefer to perform microsurgery, since it is less invasive than open surgery.
  • A Gamma Knife can also be used to resect the tumor. Ionizing radiation is projected directly onto the damaged area of the spinal cord to destroy the tumor.
  • Chemotherapy can also be used. Special agents are administered into the patient’s bloodstream that scatter and kill the malignant cells. 

Authors: Dr. Nadezhda IvanisovaDr. Farrukh Ahmed




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